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    White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

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    White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi | The Australian

    Quote(THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.)

    Surprise surprise!!!

    Quote(Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
    The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.)

    The relatives have every right to be furious.

    Quote(The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama's claim last week that all Americans were "surprised, disappointed and angry" to learn of Megrahi's release.)

    Obama being underhanded? perish the thought.

    Surely it must have been the fault of Bush and Cheney?

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Hmm.. I suspect this would need to be verified.

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi | The Australian

    Quote(THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.)

    Surprise surprise!!!

    Quote(Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
    The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.)

    The relatives have every right to be furious.

    Quote(The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama's claim last week that all Americans were "surprised, disappointed and angry" to learn of Megrahi's release.)

    Obama being underhanded? perish the thought.

    Surely it must have been the fault of Bush and Cheney?
    did you read the entire article? the u.s. preferred he stay in scottish custody.

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
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    White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi | The Australian

    Quote(THE US government secretly advised Scottish ministers it would be "far preferable" to free the Lockerbie bomber than jail him in Libya.)

    Surprise surprise!!!

    Quote(Correspondence obtained by The Sunday Times reveals the Obama administration considered compassionate release more palatable than locking up Abdel Baset al-Megrahi in a Libyan prison.
    The intervention, which has angered US relatives of those who died in the attack, was made by Richard LeBaron, deputy head of the US embassy in London, a week before Megrahi was freed in August last year on grounds that he had terminal cancer.)

    The relatives have every right to be furious.

    Quote(The document, acquired by a well-placed US source, threatens to undermine US President Barack Obama's claim last week that all Americans were "surprised, disappointed and angry" to learn of Megrahi's release.)

    Obama being underhanded? perish the thought.

    Surely it must have been the fault of Bush and Cheney?
    Total BS

    Right-wing media falsely claim White House "supported" release of Lockerbie bomber | Media Matters for America

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    I agree, Media Matter is Total BS. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I agree, Media Matter is Total BS. Thanks for sharing.
    oh, so it's your contention that the wh supported his release? thanks for sharing.

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Well a further reading on this shows both sides not being completely honest. What it does say is that a preference for his release would be on condition of compassion over anything else. Yes, they said they would prefer he stay in prison, but as an aside it says that Obama and his minions knew prior to the release that it was going to happen, however if memory serves, wasn't Obama very shocked to hear of the release? Naughty, naughty Mr. O.. Doesn't look good..

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    Well a further reading on this shows both sides not being completely honest. What it does say is that a preference for his release would be on condition of compassion over anything else. Yes, they said they would prefer he stay in prison, but as an aside it says that Obama and his minions knew prior to the release that it was going to happen, however if memory serves, wasn't Obama very shocked to hear of the release? Naughty, naughty Mr. O.. Doesn't look good..

    US reaction to release Link


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    Exactly my point.

    Like many of you, I have no proof either way, but suspicion is high, I cannot envisage the Government of UK contemplating release of such a contentious Prisoner without first conferring with the US Government.

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    did you read the entire article? the u.s. preferred he stay in scottish custody.
    But, out of prison. That's just a little bit of geography.

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    Re: White House backed release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    But, out of prison. That's just a little bit of geography.

    The Messiah has egg on his face...again! Whatta dumb ****!
    Maybe Biden isn't such a buffoon after all.... he's just trying to fit in.
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